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Bess beetles

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Containing group: Scarabaeiformia

Other Names for Passalidae


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Scientific Name Odontotaenius disjunctus
Location Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, USA
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Patent Leather Beetle - Odontotaenius disjunctus
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